There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)

Merlot & Blends - Tuesday, Apr. 15 (MPM) & Wednesday, Apr. 16 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Of course you want some delicious Merlot! Smooth, full of lush plum and berry fruit, what's not to like? Oh, the sea of bad Merlot out there - thin, simple, possibly slightly weedy - right. Don't let the bad wines ruin it for the others, though; when done well Merlot can be absolutely delicious. For this tasting we'll taste through several examples (both Merlot-based and 100% Merlot) from France, California, and Washington. Go against the grain - drink Merlot! The wines will be:

  • Revelry 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley Washington ($13.95)
  • Long Shadows 2008 "Pedestal" Merlot, Columbia Valley Washington ($54.95)
  • Chateaul Bel Air 2010 Bordeaux, France ($11.95)
  • Chateau Lecuyer 2009 Pomerol, Bordeaux France ($57.95)
  • Joseph Carr 2011 Merlot, Napa County California ($18.95)
  • Truchard 2010 Merlot, Carneros California ($28.95)

Cost of the tasting is $20 + tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 2 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 2 p.m. if space has become available.) Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).

RosÚ-Palooza! - Tuesday, Apr. 22 (MPM) & Wednesday, Apr. 23 (Shorewood)
Drop in between 5 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 5 & 9 p.m. at Shorewood
It's that time of year! Our wonderfully delicious 2013 dry rosÚs will be arriving throughout April, and the weather should be finally cooperating! They're great with food, great for summer, great any time. And if you're not sure which rosÚ to get, here's your chance to try before you buy! For this week's tasting we'll be opening up scads of rosÚ for you to try, at just $1, $2, or $3 per sample. Want to try 5? No problem. 10? You got it. 15? Well, we might have to cut you off. Hurray for rosÚ!

Cost of the tasting is a la carte. Drop in between 5 - 7:30 p.m. at MPM on Tuesday or 5 - 9 p.m. at Shorewood on Wednesday; no RSVPs are required. Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) for more information.

Winemaker Tasting: Emanuala Negro from Italy's Angelo Negro Winery - Tuesday, April 29 (MPM)
Drop in between 5:30 - 7 MPM
We're happy to welcome Emanuala Negro of her family's Angelo Negro winery to Thief Wine for casual drop-in tasting on Tuesday, April 29. Founded in 1670 and based in the Roero region of Piedmont, Angelo Negro crafts beautiful Arneis, Nebbiolo, and more. This is a great chance to meet Emanuala, learn about the winery and region's history, and taste some delicious wines, all for a mere $5! The wines will be:

  • 2012 "Onorato" Favorita, Langhe ($19.95)
  • 2012 "Serra Lupini" Arneis, Roero ($19.95)
  • 2012 "Angelin" Nebbiolo, Langhe ($19.95)
  • 2010 "Prachiosso" Nebbiolo, Roero ($33.95)
  • 2012 "Birbet" Brachetto, Roero ($19.95)

Cost of the tasting is a mere $5! No RSVPs needed; drop in any time between 5:30 - 7 p.m. at MPM. Email or call us at 414.277.7707 for more information.

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